In 2014, with retirement on the horizon, Ian bought Tigh na Boireach, which was already running as a holiday let. All three of the family were involved in developing the garden and field, to give the outside space features unique to the property.
In 2017 Airidh an Dobhrain caught Ian’s eye on the property market. It was a bigger project than Tigh na Boireach, and Ian bought it to renovate when he retired the following year. Again the whole family were involved and quite major changes were undertaken to equip it with modern features and comforts, as well as opening up two new windows to give the rooms a light spacious feel.